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Men, take note! Want to smell more attractive? Include more fruits and veggies in your diet

Men, take note! Want to smell more attractive? Include more fruits and veggies in your diet

The study establishes what previous researches have shown – the notion that scent and health are linked and play a significant role in how desirable someone appears.

Aug 18, 2017, 14:09 PM IST
This pocket-sized detector can alert you when you start to 'stink' - Read

This pocket-sized detector can alert you when you start to 'stink' - Read

The detector, which looks like a tape recorder, connects by Bluetooth to a smartphone app that allows people to self- test their sweaty exteriors for three categories of smell.

Jul 13, 2017, 16:21 PM IST
Human brain can spot early-stage disease in others to avoid sick people

Human brain can spot early-stage disease in others to avoid sick people

A new study suggests that human brain can discover early-stage disease in others to help us avoid sick people.

May 25, 2017, 23:55 PM IST
Smell helps primates escape parasites: Study

Smell helps primates escape parasites: Study

Frequent grooming among mandrills, a primate of the Old World monkey family, is undoubtedly a means of eliminating ectoparasites.

Apr 08, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Simple, basic grooming tips for men

Simple, basic grooming tips for men

Proper grooming and hygiene is just as important for men as it is for women. Lack of grooming can hinder your chance of making a perfect impression. Cleansing, smelling good and hair care can make a lasting impact, says an expert.

Jul 14, 2016, 16:17 PM IST

Watch: Why nasty mosquitoes bite some humans more than others

Mosquitoes can easily smell any human within 100 feet because they have excellent scent receptors so it entirely depends on how your smell.

Mar 07, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

Tracking smell? Don't just follow your nose

Research shows that while searching in a familiar area with limited choices, a run-and-scan strategy is more efficient than a tracking strategy.

Nov 24, 2015, 16:34 PM IST
Humans only have one sense, not five: Study

Humans only have one sense, not five: Study

Don Katz, an associate professor of psychology at Brandeis University in the US, has been investigating the interconnection of smell and taste in rats.

Oct 26, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

Smell of dead can threaten humans: Study

Researchers found that putrescine, the chemical produced by decaying tissue of dead organisms, can produce a fight-or-flight response in humans.

Oct 20, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

Sense of smell may tell how much longer you will live

A team of researchers has revealed that they were able to predict whether worms would live long by measuring how they move towards an appealing, food-like scent.

Sep 19, 2015, 16:46 PM IST
Dogs rely on memory rather than smell at times

Dogs rely on memory rather than smell at times

 Dogs rely more on their memory than their sense of smell to find a hidden treat, reveals new research by citizen scientists which was corroborated by lab findings.

Sep 17, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

Humans can't tell apart 1 trillion smells: Scientist

A researcher is calling into question recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odours, saying that the data used in last year's study does not support this claim.

Jul 09, 2015, 13:25 PM IST

Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape

Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not avoid the same odour, and therefore they are less likely to escape from their feline predators, later in life, a new study has found.

Jul 06, 2015, 10:40 AM IST

Method to decode unique sense of smell developed

A method to decode an individual's unique sense of smell which they call an "olfactory fingerprint" has been found, says new research.

Jul 01, 2015, 14:07 PM IST
 Newly-identified dinosaur's keen nose helped it sniff out preys

Newly-identified dinosaur's keen nose helped it sniff out preys

 As per a new research, a newly identified species of dinosaur likely possessed a keen sense of smell that would have made it a formidable predator.

May 12, 2015, 13:00 PM IST

Bitter taste receptors found on human hearts

Smell and taste receptors normally found in the nose and mouth can also be present on the human heart, scientists have found.

May 05, 2015, 17:05 PM IST

Now, a perfume that smells even better when you sweat

Trying to cover up your sweat odour with perfume? Worry not as scientists have now, for the first time, developed a perfume that smells even better if you sweat more.

Apr 02, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

Cats use eyes, not smell, to search for food

Cats may prefer to use their eyes rather than follow their nose when it comes to finding the location of food, according to new research by leading animal behaviourists.

Mar 02, 2015, 21:59 PM IST
Know why rain brings that fresh, earthy smell

Know why rain brings that fresh, earthy smell

Love the fresh and earthy smell of rain drops and curious to know where the smell comes from? Scientists have now identified the exact mechanism that releases this aroma into the environment.

Jan 25, 2015, 18:53 PM IST
Birds choose mates by their odour

Birds choose mates by their odour

Love at first smell! Scientists have found the first evidence that birds may choose their mate through odour.

Nov 30, 2014, 15:22 PM IST